WHEREAS, Article VI of the US Constitution states that "no religious test
shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under
the United States"; and
WHEREAS, the United States is a pluralistic society committed to the
separation of church and state; and
WHEREAS, there have been recent efforts by some individuals and religious
organizations to identify this country and its government with religious
doctrines and the Unitarian Universalist Association has deplored and condemned
such activities that link government policies and actions at the federal, state
and local levels and doctrines of specific religions;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1985 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
Association reaffirms its commitment to religious liberty and religious
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges individual Unitarian
Universalists and member societies of the Association in the United States to
make manifest their commitment to the separation of church and state by
launching a sustained campaign, in cooperation with the other like-minded
organizations, in the following areas, at the federal, state, and/or local
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